Reviews and random thoughts brought about by various movies, series, music, books, travels, social behavior and what not...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Street Fighter Satire in the Pete Holmes Show

From the hilarious mind of Pete Holmes comes "Street Fighter Red Tape" where a rank-and-file worker tries to make sense about some of the "discrepancies" in the application of some of the most beloved characters from the arcade game Street Fighter. Whether ending up with thrash talking Blanka, or trying to hook up with Chun-Li, it makes up for a very funny web series you are bound to get hooked on.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Ingay sa Kalye


Want to be kept up to date with the latest in the local underground indie and punk scene? Now there is a fanzine out there that could give you the low down on the bands thats making wave right now in the underground scene.

"INGAY SA KALYE"

A monthly fanzine which has interviews and information relevant to the Pinoy underground indie band scene.

You can grab a copy at Middle Finger at Cartimar, Recto, or look for it on the next gig at your local venue.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Teeth: Live at Venice Piazza


For some, it was a chance to see what the hype is all about. For most, it was a chance to relive the golden days of Pinoy alternative music. First timers and long time fans alike gathered at Venice Piazza at McKinley Hills last June 7 to witness the live performance of Teeth, one of the most influential local rock act from the 90's.

The encore event was made possible by Megaworld and the establishments at Venice Piazza. Having missed the previous "long overdue" reunion event, this one was a pleasant rebound for a fan like me. Singing along to their hits like "Laklak", "Prinsesa", "Shooting Star" and with personal faves "Gubat", "Sorry", "Epekto" and such made me feel like being back at my senior years in highschool. Not hearing "Galit sa Mundo", "Chicharon" and "Dogs Can Fly" was a bit of a disappointment, though...but who cares...I got to see them again live after almost 19 years.

Teeth is remembered for giving a grungier edge to the pinoy rock alternative scene with their gritty music, down-to-earth rocker stage persona and lyrical hooks which anyone can relate to. While staying true to their roots, their works from their sophomore release onwards played on a more mature and experimental approach on hope and melancholy, at par with international indie rock acts at that time.